Kelly Lee Owens + Jon Hopkins drop a massive new one that was originally intended to be a KLO remix of a Hopkins track, but blossomed into a more collaborative affair, resulting in something entirely new. KLO talks about working with Hopkins on the sprawling, euphoric dancefloor gem "Luminous Spaces":
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Kelly Lee Owens shares an intoxicating new mix for FACT, featuring Aurora Halal, Helena Hauff, and more, including Prins Thomas' sprawling discomiks of KLO's own "Bird". Listen below + check the full tracklist here...
As the internet's collective attention span continues to dwindle away and the clickbait economy slowly ruins everything good, we made a conscious effort this year to spend more time listening to fewer things. Discovering new favorites will always remain a priority around here, but it felt good to devote more quality time to absorbing ambitious, flawed, elaborately nuanced and layered masterpieces like Dust, Quazarz, Party, and The OOZ. And the more immediate records that we fell in love with at first listen -- TOPS’ Sugar at the Gate, the super charismatic Carti mixtape, and Kelly Lee Owens’ enveloping debut full-length, to name a few -- felt more like all-time favorites with each spin. While anyone in our top 5 could have staked a legit Album of the Year claim depending on the day, we had to put the two EPs that announced the arrival of dance music's brightest new star in their rightful spot at the top of our list. Here are our favorite records of 2017: